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At least 3 arrested on Columbia University campus in connection with ongoing tent protests

  

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Via:  vic-eldred  •  one month ago  •  18 comments

By:   nypmetro (New York Post)

At least 3 arrested on Columbia University campus in connection with ongoing tent protests
At least three people have been arrested in connection with the ongoing tent protest on Columbia University's Morningside campus - and witnesses say the ongoing scene is mired in confusion as interest groups clash.

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A protester at Columbia University was arrested Wednesday night for repeatedly hitting and scratching an NYPD cop, according to law enforcement officials.

At least three other people were detained as the ongoing anti-Israeli movement turned violent at the Ivy League university, cops and sources said Thursday.

Christopher Briones, 30, allegedly got in the way of cops trying to arrest someone else on the Morningside Heights campus around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and repeatedly exclaimed, "De arrest!" law enforcement sources told The Post.

He then struck and scratched the cop on the arm, causing cuts, the sources said.

6At least three people have been arrested in connection with the ongoing tent protest on Columbia University's Morningside campus. Jon farina / Status Coup News


"Why are you doing this to me, I'm just standing on the sidewalk?!?!"
At 7 a.m. outside the gates of the Columbia University student encampment protest for Gaza, NYPD arrested pro-Palestinian protesters showing solidarity with Columbia students protesting. Via @JonFarinaPhotopic.twitter.com/75tQ6ttEuQ

— Status Coup News (@StatusCoup) April 18, 2024

Briones was charged with assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration, authorities said.

Jessica Knapp, 35, was busted when cops spotted her waving a 15-foot pole — and disobeyed orders to put it down, police said.

"You can't have that object at a protest," a police spokesperson said, adding that Knapp was charged with resisting arrest and reckless endangerment.

Miranda Levine, 26, was also charged with resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration during the protest, cops said.

A minor was briefly taken into custody, but then released to their guardian without being formally arrested and charged, according to police.

Another group of protesters may have also been taken into custody early Thursday morning, footage circulating online showed.

6Christopher Briones, 30; Jessica Knapp, 35; and Miranda Levine, 26 were all taken into custody Wednesday, authorities told The Post. Jon farina / Status Coup News6All three were hit with resisting arrest charges, while one was also charged with assault on a police officer, obstructing governmental administration, assault, and harassment. Jon farina / Status Coup News

"Why are you doing this to me, I'm just standing on the sidewalk?" one person standing outside the campus gates at 116th Street and Broadway can be heard yelling at officers in a dramatic video shared by Status Coup News on X.

Multiple people wearing Palestinian keffiyehs were seen being grabbed by NYPD officers who appeared to be holding zip ties or other restraints, the footage showed.

"First they waited, then they started whispering and pointing and then the came over and target some people and arrested them," a male witness told The Post.

6Multiple people wearing Palestinian keffiyehs were seen being grabbed by NYPD officers who appeared to be holding zip ties or other restraints, the footage showed. Jon farina / Status Coup News6The Columbia University campus on Thursday morning, April 18, 2024. Robert Miller

"They tackled one to the ground. There were two guys and three girls," he added

"The cops were aggressive. I don't know why. It took 20 cops to arrest four people," another protester said.

The protestors looked like they were behind a barricade on the sidewalk when the cops descended, witnesses said.

One woman claimed that she asked an officer why the group was being arrested and they replied "I don't even know."

6Columbia University students protesting in the quad overnight. @ColumbiaSJP

Another video showed what looked like at least one person being loaded onto an NYPD Department of Corrections van outside the main gates.

The Columbia demonstration sprung up in the early hours of Wednesday, with hundreds of students protesting around almost 60 tents on the lawn outside Butler Library.

The protesters waved signs and chanted to demand that university officials divest from Israel in light of the ongoing war in the Gaza Strip.

"Israel is a s-t state," some bellowed on Thursday. "Israel is a fake state."

Other chants included, "Brick by brick, wall by wall, Israel will fall," "Brick by brick, wall by wall, Zionism will fall," and "Israel, Israel what do you say, how many kids did you kill today?"

The showing was undeterred by the overnight rainstorm.

"They slept there. In spite of the rain they stayed there overnight. I think they are now occupying a different field as well," a protester told The Post.

"There are two fields now because there's a lot and they wanted to protect the ones that were originally there so they have started sleeping in other parts of the campus as well," they explained.

People from around the university neighborhood were donating food to the protesters inside the tents, who periodically emerged onto the lawn.

NYPD Chief of Patrol John Chell, joined by Deputy Commissioner of Operations Kaz Daughtry, strolled onto the campus through the Broadway and West 118th Street entrance.

"What's up guys, how are you?" he greeted some officers on his way.


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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    one month ago

Finally, Columbia called in the NYPD.

The fact they are being arrested won't be enough. George Soros will come to their aid or Alvin Bragg will release them.

These antisemitic leftists keep getting away with it.

When will New Yorkers get fed up?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1  Texan1211  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago
The fact they are being arrested won't be enough. George Soros will come to their aid or Alvin Bragg will release them.

Bingo.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1    one month ago

Members of the squad have recently commented on it.

It is really easy. The solution is Donald Trump.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    one month ago
It is really easy. The solution is Donald Trump.

Some on the far left seem to think Trump is the cause of all of our problems.

Hell, to read some comments here, one might think Trump is still President!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.3  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.2    one month ago
to read some comments here, one might think Trump is still President!

There was a woman on x complaining about food prices being so high. She blamed Trump !!!!!

Evidently, she watches CNN.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.4  Texan1211  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.3    one month ago
There was a woman on x complaining about food prices being so high. She blamed Trump !!!!!

Let me guess!

Single, white, liberal, racked with white guilt, and not a critical thinker.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.5  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.4    one month ago

All of the above.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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1.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago

It's a given they'll be released.  Fat Alvin is too busy with is fictional charges on somebody else.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.2.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @1.2    one month ago
Fat Alvin is too busy with is fictional charges on somebody else.

And like so many radical lefties, he happens to agree with the protestors.

"At one point, progressive "Squad" member Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., attempted to argue that there have been no "anti-Jewish protests" on campus, only those that are either "pro-war" or "anti-war." However, House GOP Chair  Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y. , challenged Shafik's earlier testimony, getting the university president to concede that, indeed, the campus demonstrations where protesters shouted chants including "F the Jews," "Death to Jews," "F Israel," "No place," "Death to the Zionist state," and "Jews out" were indeed "anti-Jewish." 

Anti-Israel agitators light flares outside Columbia University 'occupation' | Fox News

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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1.2.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.2.1    one month ago
And like so many radical lefties, he happens to agree with the protestors

I knew he was a fucking idiot but I didn't know he was an anti-semite as well.  Guess that's why the left love him so.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.2.3  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @1.2.2    one month ago

A lot of hate went into the election of Alvin Bragg.

Last night Hannity asked Alan Dershowitz about Alvin Bragg.

This was Professor Dershowitz response:

“I’ve been doing this for 60 years, Sean. Teaching criminal cases, defending criminal cases, writing about criminal cases — this is, by far, the weakest criminal case I have ever seen in my 60 years. There is nothing here. There is no misdemeanor, there is no felony, there is no federal crime. The feds refused to prosecute — even Bragg refused to prosecute until some of his young progressive woke prosecutors demanded that he prosecute,” Dershowitz stated.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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1.2.4  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.2.3    one month ago

a lot of ignorance as well.  But then again they do go hand in hand.  Just look at his cheerleaders.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.2.5  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @1.2.4    one month ago
Just look at his cheerleaders.

Joy Reid says that it is "fitting" that Bragg is prosecuting Trump.

She is also known as "the race lady."

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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1.2.6  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.2.5    one month ago
Joy Reid says that it is "fitting" that Bragg is prosecuting Trump.

We've already seen her mental capacity is far below even Patrick Star.

She is also known as "the race lady."

And were told everyday that it's the right that's racist.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.2.7  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @1.2.6    one month ago

Yup. Joy was hired for 2 reasons.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago

I just think they should all be put in a plane to Israel and bussed to Rafah, where they can console the Hamas terrorists they are supporting. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.3.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.3    one month ago

Agreed

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2  seeder  Vic Eldred    one month ago

Hundreds of protesters swarmed Columbia University's South Lawn while Shafik testified Wednesday, demanding "divestment" from Israel, according to the student newspaper, the Columbia Spectator.

Anti-Israel agitators light flares outside Columbia University 'occupation' | Fox News

 
 

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